Thanks to the fear tactics advocated by the Bush Administration and abetted by many health activists, gay and bisexual men have been engaged in a one-sided conversation about safe sex--all death and no life. Isn't a sex-positive approach more realistic?
From Brokeback Mountain's closeted cowboys to King Kong's
embrace of Anne Darrow, Hollywood has queered cherished icons of
masculinity. But the two films paint a bleak picture: Love that falls
outside the norm must struggle to be something more than
Nancy Drew has been a fixture in young girls' lives since 1930. But the
continuing appeal of this spunky American icon--never sad, wrinkled or
misunderstood--is both heartwarming and a little scary.
Reports of ethical breaches in the harvesting of human eggs for stem
cell research in Korea has focused attention on the need to protect the
health and welfare of women who might be pressured into becoming
Tsunami. Hurricane. Earthquake. War. Poverty. Injustice. It's been a
tough year, but here's a list of extraordinary groups who deserve a
place on your holiday gift list.
Is Commander-in-Chief softening up the country for President
Hillary? Americans may not not be ready to put a woman in the White
House, but they may have calmed down enough to contemplate the
pleasures of female power.
If Samuel Alito is confirmed to the US Supreme Court, his impact on
limiting reproductive rights would be certain and swift, due to his
record and to two key abortion rights cases making their way to the
Maureen Dowd has done her best to declare feminism dead. But by
insisting that men are scared of spunky successful women, it doesn't
occur to her that she is promoting, rather than reporting on, the
problem she describes.
WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes has just come out of the closet. But why
didn't anyone care?
The right has ushered in a moment of cult celebrity for the pre-born.
But let's not be seduced by this idea of personhood. Remember the poor
and not-so-perfect post-born children of America? Aren't they persons,